Dennis Knight Turner

Dennis Knight-Turner is well-known for his illustrations for books, including the novels of Barry Crump. Since the 1940s, he worked in variety of styles, producing canvases of vividly rendered rural scenes as well as more experimental pieces. In the 1950s he produced works such as Abstract Painting, reflecting his interest in Maori and Pacific visual traditions – these he melded not only with the work of artists such as Paul Klee and Joan Miro but also with elements from contemporary fabric and interior design.

Demis Knight Turner Abstract with Polynesian Motifs

Abstract Painting -with Polynesian Motifs - 1953